Education and Ninth District PTA

Introduction to Education

Classroom pictureEducation focuses on Kindergarten through 12th grade public school issues. We encourage PTAs to actively participate at all levels of decision-making, from the school site, to local school boards, to state and federal government bodies. Organization-wide advocacy goals for this term include:

  • Adequate funding for education to ensure every child has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential
  • Access to a full curriculum for every student that includes physical education, arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Our work focuses on over-arching goals, including the following issues:

  • School finance reform
  • Infusion of quality STEM education from K-12
  • Increased availability of Linked Learning at the high school level
  • 21st century skills for all students
  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • Quality expanded learning (summer school & after school) opportunities for all
  • Strengthening teacher and administrator effectiveness
  • Implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Student assessment & school accountability

California State PTA Resources 

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